Appleton A. Mason

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Appleton A. Mason
AA Mason Tulane.jpg
Mason pictured in Jambalaya 1911, Tulane yearbook
Sport(s) Football, basketball
Biographical details
Born c. 1880
Parrsboro, Nova Scotia
Died December 20, 1938 (aged 58)
New Rochelle, New York
Playing career
c. 1900 Springfield (MA)
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
1908–1909 Warrensburg Teachers
1910–1912 Tulane
1918 NYU
1908–1910 Warrensburg Teachers
1912–1913 Tulane
Administrative career (AD unless noted)
1910–1913 Tulane
Head coaching record
Overall 15–23–4 (football)
23–13 (basketball)

Appleton Adams Mason (c. 1880 – December 20, 1938) was an American football player, coach of football and basketball, and physical education instructor. He served as the head football coach at Warrensburg Teachers College—now the University of Central Missouri (1908–1909), Tulane University (1910–1912), and New York University (1918), compiling a career college football record of 15–23–4. Mason was also the head basketball coach Warrensburg Teachers from 1908 to 1910 and at Tulane for the 1912–13 season, tallying a career college basketball mark of 23–13. He was born in Parrsboro, Nova Scotia and died on December 20, 1938 in the New Rochelle Hospital in New Rochelle, New York.[1]

Involvement in Camp Agawam[edit]

Mason was the founder of Camp Agawam in Raymond, Maine. He founded the camp in 1919. Mason went to Crescent Lake in Raymond every summer. Following his death in 1938, he was succeeded as camp director in 1939 by his son, Appleton Mason, Jr.[2]

Head coaching record[edit]


Year Team Overall Conference Standing Bowl/playoffs
Warrensburg Teachers () (1908–1909)
1908 Warrensburg Teachers 2–3–1
1909 Warrensburg Teachers 3–3–2
Warrensburg Teachers: 5–6–3
Tulane Olive and Blue (Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Association) (1910–1912)
1910 Tulane 0–7 0–6
1911 Tulane 5–3–1 2–2–1
1912 Tulane 5–3 3–2
Tulane: 10–13–1 5–10–1
NYU Violets (Independent) (1918)
1918 NYU 0–4
NYU: 0–4
Total: 15–23–4


  1. ^ "APPLETON A. MASON; Physical Education Instructor at Columbia University". The New York Times. December 22, 1938. Retrieved November 4, 2011. 
  2. ^ Deborah Sayer (March 4, 2010). "Turning Boys Into Men". Portland Press Herald. Retrieved March 14, 2013. 

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